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18 Oct 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF)’:
1. It is registered with SEBI.
2. Its creation was announced in the Union Budget 2017-18.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Neither 1 nor 2
b) Both 1 and 2
c) 2 only
d) 1 only

Q.2) With reference to the ‘National Security Advisor(NSA)’ which of the statements given above is/are correct?
1. The directors of R&AW and IB report to the NSA rather than the Prime Minister.
2. Ajit Doval is the 5th NSA.
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) Neither 1 nor 2
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Both are correct

Q.3) Recently, the Defence minister has commissioned the indigenously-built ‘INS Kiltan.’ It is a
a) Destroyer
b) Helicopter carrier
c) Stealth corvette
d) Submarine

Q.4) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Initial public offering (IPO):’
1. It is the very first sale of stock issued by a company to the public.
2. Prior to an IPO the company is considered private.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Both 1 and 2
b) Neither 1 nor 2
c) 1 only
d) 2 only

Q.5) Recently, India’s first ‘National Investment and Manufacturing Zone’ was proposed to be set up in
a) Andhra Pradesh
b) Gujarat
c) Maharashtra
d) Uttar Pradesh

Q.6) What is/are the purpose/purposes of ‘District Mineral Foundations’ in India?
1.Promoting mineral exploration activities in mineral-rich districts
2.Protecting the interests of the persons affected by mining operations
3.Authorizing State Governments to issue licenses for mineral exploration
Select the correct answer using the code given below
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1,2 and 3

Q.7) ‘SWAYAM’, an initiative of the Government of India, aims at
a) Promoting the Self Help Groups in rural areas
b) providing financial and technical assistance to young start-up entrepreneurs
c) promoting the education and health of adolescent girls
d) providing affordable and quality education to the citizens for free.

Q.8) The Montague-Chelmsford Proposals were related to
a) social reforms
b) education reforms
c) reforms in public administration
d) constitutional reforms


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17 Oct 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Which of the followin diseases are caused by ‘Virus’?
1. Measles
2. Mumps
3. Rabies
4. Dengue
5. Tetanus
6. Typhoid
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2, 3, 4 only
b) 1, 2, 5, 6 only
c) 3, 4, 5, 6 only
d) 1, 2, 5, 6 only

Q.2) Consider the following statement regarding the ‘UNAIDS’:
1. It is a member of the United Nations Development Group.
2. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Both are correct
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor2

Q.3) Consider the following pairs:
Classical Dance Forms Region
1. Bharatnatyam Tamil Nadu and Karnataka
2. Kathak Jaipur and Lucknow
3. Sattriya Nagaland
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) 1 and 2 only
d) 2 and 3 only

Q.4) Consider the following statements regarding Ransomware WannaCry
1.WannaCry has used a hacking tool named Eternal Blue
2.It was developed by US National Security Agency to gain access to computers used by terrorists and enemy states.
Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) Both are correct

Q.5) Who of the following will be the members of the GST Council?
1) Union Finance Minister
2) Union Minister of State in charge of Revenue or Finance
3) Chief Ministers of States
a) 1, 3 only
b) 1, 2 only
c) 2, 3 only
d) All of the above

Q.6) Satya Shodhak Samaj organized
a) a movement for upliftment of tribals in Bihar
b) a temple-entry movement in Gujarat
c) an anti-caste movement in Maharashtra
d) a peasant movement in Punjab

Q.7) Which of the following statements is/are correct?
Viruses can infect
1.bacteria
2.fungi
3.Plants
Select the correct answer using the code given below
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.8) The term ‘Base Erosion and Profit Shifting’ is sometimes seen in the news in the context of
a) mining operation by multinational companies in resource-rich but backward areas
b) curbing of the tax evasion by multinational companies
c) exploitation of genetic resources of a country by multinational companies
d) lack of consideration of environmental costs in the planning and implementation of developmental projects


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16 Oct 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation(AMRUT)’:

1. Rajasthan was the first state in the country to submit State Annual Action Plan under it.

2. It is dependent with public private partnership model(PPP) model.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both are correct

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.2) In India, which of the following financial products is generally not traded under the  Electronic trading platform(ETP)?

a) stocks

b) bonds

c) currencies

d) All of the above are traded under the ETP.

Q.3) Consider the following terms:

1. Fiscal Stimulus:                                            Increasing government spending on infrastructure etc in order to lift investor sentiment, increase money supply in the market and increase demand in the economy.

2. Expansionary monetary policy:             This refers to  a monetary policy by a central bank in which interest rates are cut in order to ease money supply in the economy.

Which of the terms given above is/are correctly matched with their respective definitions?

a) 2 only

b) 1 only

c) Neither 1 nor 2

d) Both are corret

Q.4) With reference to the Body mass index(BMI) which of the following statements is/are correct?

1. Height is one of the factors of the BMI

2. It is expressed in units of kg/m2.

Select the correct option using the codes given below.

a) 1 only

b)  2 only

c)  Both are correct

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.5) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Petroleum And Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO)’:

1. It works on PPP model.

2. It is headqurtered in the New Delhi.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) Neither 1 nor 2

b) Both are correct

c) 1 only

d) 2 only

Q.6) What is ‘greenhouse gas protocol ‘?(CSE: 2016)

a) it is and international accounting tool for government and business leaders to understand, quantify and manage greenhouse gas emissions

b) it is an initiative of the united nations to offer financial incentives to developing countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to adopt eco-friendly technologics

c) it is an inter-governmental agreement ratified by all the member countries of the united nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to specified levels by the year 2022

d) it is one of the multilateral REDD+ initiatives hosted by the world bank

Q.7) With reference to ‘Financial Stability and Development Council’, consider the following statements:(CSE: 2016)

1.It is an organ of NITI Aayog.

2.It is headed by the Union Finance Minister.

3.It monitors macroprudential supervision of the economy.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

Q.8) With reference to ‘Agenda 21’, sometimes seen in the news, consider the following statements :(CSE: 2016)

1.It is a global action plan for sustainable development.

2.It originated in the World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg in 2002.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


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14 Oct 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Consider the following statement regarding the Right to Education Act:

1. It came into force in 2010.

2. 86th amendment made Education a Fundamental Right.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) Both are correct

c) Neither 1 nor 2

d) 2 only

 

Q.2) Which of the following agreement/declaration/convention is related to the WTO?
a) Bonn Agreement

b) Alpine Convention

c) Marrakesh Agreement

d) Fortaleza

 

Q.3) Consider the following statements regarding Sulphur Dioxide?

1. Sulfur dioxide is a light yellow color gas or liquid with a strong, choking odor

2.It is a gas covered under Kyoto Protocol

3. Sulfur dioxide is sometimes used as a food preservative

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 3 only

c) 2 and 3

d) All of the above

 

Q.4) Which of the following diseases given below are Non-Communicable Diseases?

1. Alzheimer’s

2. Pertussis

3. Fibromyalgia

4. Shigellosis

5. Cataracts

Select the correct option using the codes given below.

a) 4 and 5 only

b) 1, 4 and 5 only

c) 1, 3 and 5 only

d) 2, 3 and 5 only

 

Q.5) Which of the following is/are the indicator/indicators used by IFPRI to compute the Global Hunger Index Report?

1. Undernourishment

2. Child stunting

3. Child mortality

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

a) 1 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 , 2 and 3

d) 1 and 3 only

 

Q.6) With reference to an initiative called ‘the economics of ecosystems and biodiversity (TEEB)’which of the following statements is/are correct?(CSE: 2016)

1.it is an initiative hosted by UNEP IMF and world economic forum

2.it is a global initiative that focuses on drawing attention to the economic benefits of biodiversity

3.it presents an approach that can help decision-makers recognize demonstrate and capture the value of ecosystem and biodiversity

Select the correct and answer using the code given below

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

 

Q.7) With reference to ‘red sanders ‘sometimes seen in the news consider the following statements:(CSE: 2016)

1.it is tree species found in a part of south India

2.it is one of the most important trees in the tropical rain forest areas of south India

Which of the statements given above is/are correct

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

 

Q.8) Which of the following statements is/are correct ?(CSE: 2016)

Proper design and effective implementation of UN-REDD+ programme can significantly contribute

1.protection of biodiversity

2.resilience of forest ecosystem

3.property reduction

Select the correct answer using the code given below

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

 


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13 Oct 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) With reference to the ‘Film and Television Institute of India’ which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. It comes under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
2. It is a member of the International Liaison Centre of Schools of Cinema and Television (CILECT)
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) Both are correct

Q.2) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Global Hunger Index’:
1. It is released under the United Nations Development Programme.
2. It ranks countries on a 0 to 100-point scale.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) Neither 1 nor 2
c) 2 only
d) Both are correct

Q.3) Recently, the CCEA has approved two World Bank supported schemes of Rs 6,655 crore aimed at skill development in India. Which of the following are those schemes?
1. Standup India
2. Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP)
3. Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (STRIVE)
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 1, 2 and 3
c) 1 and 2 only
d) 2 and 3 only

Q.4) Under the provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act(POSCO), Who is a child?
a) Anyone below 18 years of age
b) Anyone below 16 years of age
c) Any boy below 16 years and girl below 18 years
d) It only considers the bilogical age of an individual

Q.5) Consider the following statements:
1. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India can be removed by an address from both the Houses of the Parliament only.
2. The CAG of India has no control over the issue of money from the consolidated fun of India.
Which of the following options is correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) 1 and 2 both
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.6) The ‘Swadeshi’ and ‘Boycot’ were adopted as methods of struggle for the first time during the(CSE: 2016)
a) Agitation against the partition of Bengal
b) Home Rule Movement
c) Non Cooperation Movement
d) Visit of Simon Commission to India

Q.7) With the reference to the Religious history of India, consider the following statement:(CSE: 2016)
1.The concept of Bodhisattva is central to Hinayana Sect of Buddhism
2.Bodhisattva is the compassionate one on his way to enlightenment
3.Bodhisattva delays achieving his own salvation to help all sentient beings on their path to it
Which of the statements given above is/are correct
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 2 only
d) 1, 2, and 3

Q.8) ‘Doctors without borders (medecins sans frontiers)’ often in the news is (CSE: 2016)
a) a division of world health organization
b) a non governmental international organization
c) an inter- government agency sponsored by European union
d) a specialized agency of the united nations


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12 Oct 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Recently, Sample Registration Survey (SRS) has revealed that states from the east and northeastern part of the country have registered a significant drop in Infant Mortality Rate (IMR). The SRS bulletin is published by the
a) Registrar General of India
b) Comptroller and auditor general of India
c) Ministry of Women and Child Development
d) Central Statistics Office (CSO)

Q.2) ) The Purchasing Managers’ Index(PMI) is based on
1. New orders
2. Inventory levels
3. production
4. Supplier deliveries
5. Employment environment
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
b) 2, 3 and 4 only
c) 1, 2 and 5 only
d) 1, 2, 4 and 5 only

Q.3) Which of the followig Department/Ministry/Tribunal deals with the matter related to Anti-Dumping?
a) Department of Industry Policy and Promotion(DIPP)
b) Minsitry of Finance
c) Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT)
d) None of the above

Q.4) Consider the following statements regarding FDI and FPI:
1. FPI tends to involve establishing more of a substantial, long-term interest in the economy of a foreign country.
2. FDI is an equity investment with a shorter time frame for investment return
Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.5) Which of the following organizations is a partner in the Global Nutrition Report?
a) Generations United
b) CARE
c) World Health Organisation
d) Food and Agriculture Organisation

Q.6) Which one of the following is the best description of ‘INS astradharini’ that was in the news recently?(CSE: 2016)
a) amphibious warfare ship
b) nuclear -powered submarine
c) torpedo launch and recovery vessel
d) nuclear – powered aircraft carrier

Q.7) What is ‘Greased lightning-10 (Gl-10) recently in the news? (CSE: 2016)
a) electric plane tested by NASA
b) solar powered two seater aircraft designed by japan
c) Space observatory launched by china
d) reusable rocket designed by ISRO

Q.8) With reference to ‘initiative for nutritional security through intensive millets promotions’, which of the following statements is/are correct?(CSE: 2016)
1.This initiative aims to demonstrate the improved production and post-harvest technologies, and to demonstrate value addition techniques ,in an integrated manner with cluster approach
2.Poor, small, marginal and tribal farmers have larger stake in this scheme
3.an important objective of the scheme is to encourage farmers of commercial crops to shift to millet cultivation by offering them free kits of critical inputs of nutrients and micro irrigation equipment .
Select the correct answer using the above
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 2 only
d) 1,2 and 3


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11 Oct 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘P5+1’ countries:
1. Germany is a member of ‘P5+1’.
2. All the five permanent members of UN Security Council are not members of ‘P5+1’
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both are correct
d) None is correct

Q.2) The Term ‘Intifada’ is related to
a) Spain
b) Israel
c) Russia
d) Monglolia

Q.3) Which of the followig Department/Ministry/Tribunal deals with the matter related to Anti-Dumping?
a) Department of Industry Policy and Promotion(DIPP)
b) Minsitry of Finance
c) Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT)
d) None of the above

Q.4) Consider the following:
1. Indonesia
2. Thailand
3. Bangladesh
Which of the above have FTA with India under aegis of ASEAN?
a) 3 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) All Of the above

Q.5) Consider the following statements regarding FDI and FPI:
1. FPI tends to involve establishing more of a substantial, long-term interest in the economy of a foreign country.
2. FDI is an equity investment with a shorter time frame for investment return
Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.6) What is/are the purpose/purposes of ‘Marginal Cost of Funds based Lending Rate (MCLR)’announced by RBI?(CSE: 2016)
1.These guidelines help improve the transparency in the methodology followed by the banks for determining the interest rates on advances
2.these guidelines helps ensure the availability of bank credit the interest rate which are fare to the borrowers as well as the banks
Select the correct answers using the code given below
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.7) What is/are the unique about the ‘Kharai Camel’ a breed found in India(CSE: 2016)

1.It is capable of swimming up three kilometers in seawater
2.Its survives by grazing on mangroves
3.It lives in the wild and cannot be domesticated
Select the correct answers using the code given below
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.8) Recently, our scientists have discovered a new and distinct spices of banana plant which attains a height of about 11 meters and has orange – colored form of pulp. In which part of India has been discovered?(CSE: 2016)
a) Andaman Islands
b) Anaimalai Forests
c) Maikala Hills
d) Tropical rainforest of North east


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10 Oct 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘National Company Law Tribunal:’
1. It is a quasi-judicial body .
2.It was established under the Companies Act 2013.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both are correct
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.2) ‘Consumer Confidence Survey’ is done by which of the following organisation/ministries?
a) Ministry of Finance
b) Reserve Bank of India
c) Ministry of Corporate Affairs
d) Central Statistics Office (CSO)

Q.3) Which of the following statements regarding the ‘Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY)’ is/are correct?
1. It was introduced for Below Poverty Line (BPL) families.
2. It was launched in 2016.
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 2 only
b) Neither 1 nor 2
c) Both are correct
d) 1 only

Q.4) Recently, The technical group on tuberculosis in the ministry of health has given approval to a new Drug(to be used as a cure for Tuberculosis). The name of the drug is
a) Delamanid
b) Bedaquiline
c) Isoniazid
d) None of the above

Q.5) Who of the following had first deciphered the edicts of Emperor Ashoka
a) George Buhler
b) James Prinsep
c) Max Muller
d) William Jones

Q.6) With reference to the ‘Gram Nyayalaya Act’ which of the statements is/are correct?
1.As per the act, Gram Nyayalayas can hear only civil cases not criminal cases
2.The Act allows only social activists as medeators/reconcillators
Select the correct answers using the code given below
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.7) With reference to the ‘Trans pacific Partnership’ consider the following statements:
1.It is an agreement among all the Pacific Rim countries except China and Russia
2.It is a strategic alliance for the purpose of maritime security only
Which of the statements is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.8) Consider the following statements:
The India – Africa summit
1.Held in 2015 was the third such summit
2.Was actually initiated by Jawaharlal Nehru in 1951
Which of the statements is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2


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9 Oct 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Boundaries of ‘Lithuania'(which was recently in news) touches with
1. Baltic Sea
2. Latvia
3. Poland
4. Belarus
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2, 3 and 4
b) 1, 2 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1 only

Q.2) Indra Sawhney vs Union Of India was related to
a) Reservation
b) Fundamental Rights
c) Fundamental Duties
d) Basic Structure of the Indian Constitution

Q.3) Which of the following gases are Green House Gases(GHG)?
1. Carbon Dioxide
2. Carbon Monoxide
3. Methane
4. Ozone
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2, 3 and 4
b) 1, 3 and 4 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 4 only

Q.4) With reference to the ‘Enforcement Directorate’ which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. It is part of the Department of Revenue.
2. It is headquartered in the New Delhi.
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) Neither 1 nor 2
c) 2 only
d) Both are correct

Q.5) Recently, the Indian Navy has thwarted a piracy attempt on a Liberian vessel in the Gulf of Aden. The Gulf of Aden touches the boundaries of which of the following countries?
1. Yemen
2. Somalia
3. Sudan
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2 and 3
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 1 and 2 only
d) 2 and 3 only

Q.6) ‘Net metering’ is sometimes seen in the news in the context of promoting the
a) Production and use of solar energy by the households/consumers
b) Use of piped natural gas in the kitchens of households
c) Installation of CNG kits in motor cars
d) Installation of water meters in urban households

Q.7) ‘India’s ranking in ease of doing Business Index’ is sometimes seen in the news. Which of the following have declared that ranking?
a) Organization of Economic Cooperation and development (OECD)
b) World Economic Forum
c) World Bank
d) World trade Organization (WTO)

Q.8) Banjaras during the medieval period of Indian history were
a) Agriculture
b) Warriors
c) Weavers
d) Traders


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7 Oct 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Consider the following statements regarding the The Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS):

1. It is headquartered in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

2. The Head of RATS is elected to a three-year term.

3. It is a is a temporary organ of the SCO.

Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1, 2 and 3

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 2 and 3 only

 

Q.2) Consider the following statements:

1. Lowering the SLR may result in lowering of lending rate by banks.

2. SLR is meant to be used for private sector investment.

Which of the above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q.3) Real GDP is:

a) evaluated at market prices of current year

b) evaluated at market prices of some base year

c) total current revenue from all types of taxes net of transfer payments

d) Difference between exports and imports

 

Q.4) Consider the following statements:

1. Keratitis is the inflammation of the eye

2. Keratitis can be caused by both bacteria and fungi

3. Fungi attach themselves to the cornea and release enzymes that break down the corneal proteins for their nutritional requirements

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

a) 1, 2 and 3

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) None of the above

 

Q.5) Consider the following statements:

1. The CPCB of India is a statutory organisation under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC)

2. CPCB is entrusted with the powers and functions under the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 but not under Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974

3. It is responsible for maintaining national standards under a variety of environmental laws, in consultation with zonal offices, tribal, and local governments

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) 3 only

 

Q.6) Which of the following is/are unique characteristic/characteristics of equatorial forests? (CSE: 2013)

1. Presence of tall, closely set trees with crowns forming a continuous canopy

2. Coexistence of a large number of species

3. Presence of numerous varieties of epiphytes

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Q.7) Which of the following constitute Capital Account? (CSE:2013)

1. Foreign Loans

2. Foreign Direct Investment

3. Private Remittances

4. Portfolio Investment

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

a) 1, 2 and 3

b) 1, 2 and 4

c) 2, 3 and 4

d) 1, 3 and 4

 

Q.8) Consider the following historical places: (CSE: 2013)

1. Ajanta Caves

2. Lepakshi Temple

3. Sanchi Stupa

Which of the above places is / are also known for mural paintings?

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1, 2 and 3

d) None

 


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6 Oct 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Consider the following statements explaining differences between Whole Price Index(WPI) and Consumer Price Index(CPI):

1. Food items have a larger weight in the CPI than in the WPI.

2. Services are not covered under WPI while they are covered under CPI.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both are correct

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q.2) Consider the following

1. Consumder price index(CPI:   Central Statistics Office (CSO)

2. Whole price index(WPI):          Office of Economic Advisor (OEA)

Which of the organisation/organisations given above is/are correctly matched with the type of inflation they measure(officially)?

a) Neither 1 nor 2

b) 1 only

c) Both are correct

d) 2 only

 

Q.3) What is ‘Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)’, which was recently seen in news?

a) Crude oil deal

b) Nuclear deal

c) NATO’s deal with Taliban

d) NATO’s plan to counter threats from the North Korea

 

Q.4) Which country is going to conduct the first ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017)?

a) Thailland

b) Sri Lanka

c) Nepal

d) India

 

Q.5) Indian Navy has recently launched ‘INS Tarasa.’ It is a

a) Submarine

b) Destroyer

c) Stealth ship

d) Patrol vessel

 

Q.6) Which of the following best describes/describe the aim of ‘Green India Mission’ of the Government of India?(CSE: 2016)

1.Incorporating environmental benefits and costs into the Union and State Budgets there by implementing the ‘green accounting’

2.Launching the second green revolution to enhance agricultural output so as to ensure food security to one and all in the future

3.Restoring and enhancing forest cover responding to climate change by a combination of adaptation and mitigation measures

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

a) 1 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

 

Q.7) With reference to pre-packaged items in India, It is mandatory to the manufacturer to put which of the following information on the main label, as per the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labeling) Regulations, 2011?(CSE: 2016)

1.List of the ingredients including addictives

2.Nutrition information

3.Recommendations, if any, made by the medical profession about the possibility of any allergic reactions

4.Vegetarian/ Non- Vegetarian

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

a) 1, 2 and 3

b) 2, 4 and 4

c) 1,2 and 4

d) 1 and 4 only

 

Q.8) ‘Project Loon’ sometimes seen in the news is related to(CSE: 2016)

a) Waste management technology

b) Wireless communication technology

c) Solar power production technology

d) Water conservation technology

 


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5 Oct 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Which of the following Commodities does not fall under the GST?
1. Petroleum
2. Electricity
3. Alcohol for industrial consumption
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.2) With reference to the ‘World Economic Forum (WEF)’ which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. It is headquartered in Cologny, Switzerland.
2. It is an NGO, under the aegis of the UN.
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 2 only
b) Neither 1 nor 2
c) 1 only
d) Both are correct

Q.3) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Asian Development Bank’:
1. China holds the largest proportion of shares in the ADB.
2. ADB is an official United Nations Observer.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) Both are correct
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) 2 only

Q.4) With reference to the ‘BIRAC'(recently seen in news) which of the following statemens is/are correct?
1. It is a not-for-profit Public Sector Enterprise.
2. It is related to Biotechnology Industry.
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) Neither 1 nor 2
c) Both are correct
d) 2 only

Q.5) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘SATH– Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital’:
1. It is a joint initiative of Government of Maharashtra and NITI Aayog
2. One of its aims is to provide structured support in identifying key health priorities.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) Both are correct
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.6) Consider the following pairs:(CSE: 2016)
Terms sometimes seen in the news – their origin
1.Annex- I Countries- Cartagena Protocol
2.Certified Emissions Reductions- Nagoya Protocol
3.Clean Development Mechanism- Kyoto Protocol
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 3 only
d) 1,2 and 3

Q.7) In the context of the development in Bioinformatics, the term ‘Transcriptome’, sometimes seen in the news , refer to (CSE: 2016)
a) A range of enzymes used in genome editing
b) The full range of mRNA molecules expressed by an organism
c) The description of the mechanism of gene expression
d) A mechanism of genetic mutations taking place in cells

Q.8) Mission Indradhanush’ launched by the government of India pertains to(CSE: 2016)
a) Immunization of children and pregnant women
b) Construction of smart cities across the country
c) India’s own search for the Earth-like planets in outer space
d) New Educational policy


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4 Oct 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Morgan Stanley’:
1. It is headquartered in the USA.
2. It also deals in investment banking other than securities, wealth management and investment management services.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 2 only
b) 1 only
c) Both are correct
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.2) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Rajiv Gandhi Shramik Kalyan Yojana- Procedure’:
1. The applicant to this scheme should have been an Insured Person under the ESI Act.
2. It is for the Person who becomes unemployed on or after 1st April, 2017.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both are correct
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.3) Which of the following countries constitutes ‘Horn of Africa’?
1. Somalia
2. Ethiopia
3. Eritrea
4. Djibouti along
5. Yemen
6. Kenya
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2, 3, and 4 only
b) 2, 3, 4 and 5 only
c) 1, 3, 4 and 6 only
d) 1, 2, 5 and 6 only

Q.4) Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana will be funded through
1. Central Grants
2. State Grants
3. Bank Loans
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2 and 3 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1 and 3 only

Q.5) With reference to ‘Stand Up India Scheme’ which of the following statements is/are correct?
1.Its purpose is to promote entrepreneurship among SC/ST and women entrepreneurs.
2.It provides for refinance through SIDBI.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.6) The FAO accords the status of ‘Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS)’ to traditional agricultural systems. What is the overall goal of this initiative?
1.To prove modern technology, training in modern farming methods and financial support to local communities of identified GIAHS so as to greatly enhance their agricultural productivity
2.To identify and safeguard ecofriendly traditional farm practices and their associated landscapes, agricultural biodiversity and knowledge systems of the local communities.
3.To provide Geographical Inclination status to all the varieties of agricultural produce in such identified GIAHS
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1,2 and 3

Q.7) Which of the following is/are tributary/tributaries of Brahmaputra?
1.Dibang
2.Kameng
3.Lohit
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1,2 and 3

Q.8) The Term ‘Core Banking Solutions’ is sometimes seen in the news. Which of the following statements best describes/ describe this term?
1.It is networking of a bank’s branches which enable customers to operate their accounts from any branch of the bank on its network regardless of where they open their accounts.
2.It is an effort to increase RBI’s control over commercial banks through computerization.
3.It is a detailed procedure by which a bank with huge non-performing assets is taken over by another bank.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1,2 and 3


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3 Oct 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q1) Which of the following currencies follow ‘Floating exchange rate’ system?
1. the United States dollar
2. the Indian rupee
3. the euro
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1, 2 and 3
d) 1 and 3 only

Q.2) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Marginal Cost of funds based Lending rate (MCLR)
1. It has replaced the base rate system, introduced in 2010.
2. It refers to the maximum interest rate of a bank above which it cannot lend.
Which of the statements given aboe is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) Both are correct
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) 2 only

Q.3) Recently, a report named “World Development Report 2018: ‘Learning to Realise Education’s Promise” was launched by an International Organisation. The organsation is
a) IMF
b) United Nations Development Programme(UNDP)
c) World Bank Group
d) OECD

Q.4) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘
1. Private parties do not hold or use them.
2. They carry a weekly determined interest rate.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Both are correct
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.5) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Fiscal Deficit’:
1. It has been adopted by the IMF as the principal policy target in their programmes.
2. In India, the government began to report the fiscal deficit only after 1991.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) Both are correct
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.6) Which of the following are the key features of ‘National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA)’? (CSE: 2016)
1.River basin is the unit of planning and management.
2.It spearheads the river conservation efforts at the national level.
3.One of the Chief Ministers of the States through which the Ganga flows becomes the Chairman of NGRBA on rotation basis.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1,2 and 3

Q.7) Why does the Government of India promote the use of ‘Neem-coated Urea’ in agriculture? (CSE: 2016)
a) Release of Neem oil in the soil increases nitrogen fixation by the soil microorganisms.
b) Neem coating slows down the rate of distribution of urea in the soil
c) Nitrous oxide, which is a greenhouse gas, is not at all released into the atmosphere by crop fields.
d) It is a combination of a weedicide and a fertilizer for particular crops.

Q.8) Consider the following statements: (CSE: 2016)
1.The Chief Secretary in a State is appointed by the Government of that State.
2.The Chief Secretary in a State has a fixed tenure.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2


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30 September 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Which of the following scheme is a ‘Central Sector Scheme’?
1. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act
2. Golden Quadrilateral
3. Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2 and 3
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 only
d) 1 and 3 only

Q.2) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation’:
1. It is a a statutory body.
2. It comes under the Ministry of Finance.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 2 only
b) Both are correct
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) 1 only

Q.3) The World Economic Outlook (WEO) is a survey conducted and published by the
a) World Trade Organisation
b) World Bank
c) International Monetary Fund
d) OECD

Q.4) Consider the following statemens regarding the UDAN scheme, which is often seen in news:
1. It is applicable on flights which cover between 200 km and 800 km.
2. Under this scheme, government will provide direct subsidy to airlines, instead of passengers.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) Both are correct
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.5) Which of the following statements regarding the ‘India Meteorological Department’ is/are correct?
1. It comes under the Department of Science and Technology.
2. It also have an observation station at Antarctica.
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) Both are correct
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.6) With reference to ‘Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)’, consider the following statements: (CSE: 2016)
1.It is an organization of European Union in working relation with NATO and WHO.
2.It monitors chemical industry to prevent new weapons from emerging.
3.It provides assistance and protection to States (Parties) against chemical weapons threats.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1,2 and 3

Q.7) With reference to ‘Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana’, consider the following statements: (CSE: 2016)
1.Under this scheme, farmers will have to pay a uniform premium of two percent for any crop they cultivate in any season of the year.
2.This scheme covers post-harvest losses arising out of the cyclones and unseasonal rains.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 or 2

Q.8) In which of the following regions of India are you most likely to come across the ‘Great Indian Hornbill’ in its nature habitat? (CSE: 2016)
a) Sand deserts of northwest India
b) Higher Himalayas of Jammu and Kashmir
c) Salt marshes of western Gujarat.
d) Western Ghats


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29 September 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Council of Scientific and Industrial Research’:
1. It operates as an autonomous body through the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
2. Prime Minister of India is its Chairman.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Both are correct
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.2) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction’:
1. The Convention applies only to children under the age of 16.
2. India has ratified, but convention has not entered into force.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Both are correct
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.3) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Ind-Ra’, which was recently seen in news:
1. It is a credit rating agency.
2. It is a 100% owned subsidiary of the Government of India.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 2 only
b) 1 only
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) Both are correct

Q.4) Which of the following statements regarding the ‘Cabinet Committee on Security’ is/are correct?
1. Minister of External Affairs is also its member.
2. It is chaired by the Minister of Finance.
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1 ony
b) 2 only
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) Both are correct

Q.5) ‘Rashtriya Garima Abhiyaan’ is a National campaign to
a) Rehabilitate the homeless and destitute the persons and provide them with suitable sources of livelihood.
b) Release the sex workers from their practice and provide them with alternative sources of livelihood.
c) Eradicate the practice of manual scavenging and rehabilitate the manual scavengers
d) Release the bonded laborers from their bondage and rehabilitate them

Q.6) With reference to the cultural history of medieval India, consider the following statements:
1.Siddhas (sittars) of Tamil region were monotheistic and condemned idolatry.
2.Lingayats of Kannada region questioned the theory of rebirth and rejected the caste hierarchy.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.7) Which of the following best describes the term ‘import cover’, sometimes seen in the news?
a) It is the ratio of value of imports to the Gross Domestic Product of a country.
b) It is the total value of imports of a country in a year.
c) It is the ratio between the value of exports and that of imports between two countries.
d) It is the number of months of imports that could be paid for by a country’s international reserves.

Q.8) Consider the following pair:
Community sometimes mentioned in the news – In the affairs of
1.Kurd – Bangladesh
2.Madhesi – Nepal
3.Rohingya – Myanmar

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?
a) 1 and 2
b) 2 only
c) 2 and 3
d) 3 only


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28 September 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘National Human Rights Commission of India’:
1. The Chairperson and members of the NHRC are appointed by the President of India.
2. The Chairperson of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes is one of its ex-officio member.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Both are correct
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.2) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘National Green Tribunal’:
1. It was enacted by Supreme Court.
2. The Tribunal has Original Jurisdiction on matters of “substantial question relating to environment.”
Which of the statements given abve is/are correct?
a) Both are correct
b) 2 only
c) 1 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.3) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘United Nations General Assembly(UNGA)’:
1. It also grants observer status to international organizations.
2. The main source of funds for the regular budget is the contributions of permanent Security Council Members.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Neither 1 nor 2
b) Both are correct
c) 2 only
d) 1 only

Q.4) Which of the following are members of ‘Asian Development Bank’?
1. USA
2. Canada
3. South Africa
Select the correct options using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2 and 3
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 2 only
d) 1 and 3 only

Q.5) Which of the following is/are included in the capital budget of the Government of India?
1.Expenditure on acquisitions of assets like roads, buildings, machinery, etc.
2.Loans received from foreign governments
3.Loans and advances granted to the States and Union Territories

Select the correct answer using the code given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.6) What is/are the importance/importances of the ‘United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification’?
1.It aims to promote effective action through innovative national programmes and supportive international partnerships.
2.It has a special/particular focus on South Asia and North Africa regions, and its Secretariat facilitates the allocation of major portion of financial resources to these regions.
3.It is committed to bottom-up approach, encouraging the participation of local people in combating the desertification.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.7) Recently, which one of the following currencies has been proposed to be added to the basket of IMF’s SDR?
a) Rouble
b) Rand
c) Indian Rupee
d) Renminbi

Q.8) With reference to the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC), consider the following statements:
1.IMFC discusses matters of concern affecting the global economy, and advises the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the direction of its work.
2.The World Bank participates as observer in IMFC’s meetings.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2


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27 September 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Which of the following apps is/are launched by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)?

1. Mycall app

2. MySpeed app

3. Do not disturb (DND 2.0)

Select the correct option using the codes given below.

a) 1, 2 and 3

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1 only

Q.2) Which of the following are the members of Malabar Naval Exercise, other than India?

1. Australia

2. Japan

3. USA

Select the correct option using the codes given below.

a) 1, 2 and 3

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1 and 2 only

Q.3) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC)’:

1. Its headquarters is in Washington, DC, USA.

2. USIBC partners with the  National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) Both are correct

c) 2 only

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.4) Recently, Government has launched a scheme to supply electricity to all households by December 2018. The scheme will be funded by

1. Central grants

2. Bank loans

3. States

Select the correct option using the codes given below.

a) 1, 2 and 3

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1 and 2 only

Q.5) With reference to ‘IFC Masala Bonds’, sometimes seen in the news, which of the statements given below is/are correct?

1.The International Finance Corporation, which offers these bonds, is an arm of the World Bank.

2.They are the rupee-denominated bonds and are a source of debt financing for the public and private sector

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.6) Regarding the taxation systems of Krishna Deva, the ruler of Vijayanagar, consider the following statements:

1.The tax rate of land was fixed depending on the quality of the land.

2.Private owners of workshops paid an industries tax.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.7) Which one of the following books of ancient India has the love story of the son of the founder of Sunga dynasty?

a) Swapnavasavadatta

b) Malavikagnimitra

c) Meghadoota

d) Ratnavati

Q.8) In the context of which of the following do you sometimes find the terms ‘amber box, blue box and green box’ in the news?

a) WTO affairs

b) SAARC affairs

c) UNFCCC affairs

d) India-EU negotiations on FTA


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26 September 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)’:
1. First BIMSTEC summit was held in Thailand.
2. The ADB(Asian Development Partner) is BIMSTEC’s development partner.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Neither 1 nor 2
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Both are correct

Q.2) What is ‘Swiss Challenge’, which was recently seen in news?
a) It is one of the ways of awarding government contracts to private players.
b) It is one of the ways of awarding private contracts to government players.
c) It is one of the ways of implementing government schemes through private players.
d) Both (a) and (b)

Q.3) Agreement on Agriculture(AoA) is related to
a) World Trade Organisation
b) SAARC
c) Food and Agriculture Organization
d) BIMSTEC

Q.4) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘World Trade Organization’:
1. All the UN members are members of the WTO.
2. Its headquarter is in Geneva, Switzerland.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Both are correct
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.5) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI)’:
1. All FPI taken together cannot acquire more than 24 per cent of the paid up capital of an Indian Company.
2. Any equity investment by non-residents which is less than or equal to 10% of capital in a company is portfolio investment.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Both are correct
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.6) With reference to ‘LiFi’, recently in the news which of the following statements is / are correct? (CSE: 2016)
1. It uses light as the medium for high speed data transmission
2. it is a wireless technology and is several times faster than ‘WiFi’
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.7) The term ‘Intended Nationally Determined Contributions’ is sometimes seen in the news in the context of (CSE: 2016)
a) Pledges made by the European countries to rehabilitate refugees from the war-affected Middle East
b) Plan of action outlined by the countries of the world to combat climate change
c) Capital contributed by the member countries in the establishment of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
d) Plan of action outlined by the countries of the world regarding Sustainable Development Goals

Q.8) Which one of the following is a purpose of ‘UDAY’, a scheme of the Government? (CSE: 2016)
a) Providing technical and financial assistance to the start-up entrepreneurs in the field of renewable sources of energy
b) Providing electricity to every household in the country of 2018
c) Replacing the coal-based power plants with natural gas, nuclear, solar, wind and tidal power plants over a period of time
d) Providing for financial turnaround and revival of power distribution companies


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25 September 2017 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & Tikdams

Q.1) Which of the following is not a greenhouse gas generated from burning of the rice paddy fields?
a) Hydrofluorocarbons
b) Nitrous Oxide
c) Methane
d) Carbon Dioxide

Q.2) ‘Balachandra & Ors. vs. Yedyurappa’ case of the Supreme Court was related to
a) 8th Schedule
b) 7th Schedule
c) 10th Schedule
d) None of the above

Q.3) Trains with ‘Shinkensan Technology’ uses which of the following fuel?
a) Electricity
b) Coal
c) Petrol
d) Diesel

Q.4) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Masala Bonds’:
1. The Masala bond was issued by the Reserve Bank of India.
2. HDFC is the first Indian company to issue masala bonds.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 2 only
b) 1 only
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) Both are correct

Q.5) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘National Medical Commission Bill, 2016’:
1. It ensures adequate supply of high quality medical professionals at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
2. It facilitates the maintenance of a medical register of India
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Both are correct
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.6) Which of the following is/ are the indicator/ indicators used by IFPRI to compute the Global Hunger Index Report? (CSE: 2016)
1.Undernourishment
2.Child stunting
3.Child Mortality
Select the correct answer using the code given below
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1,2 and 3
d) 1 and 3 only

Q.7) There has been a persistent deficit budget year after year. Which action/actions of the following can be taken by the government to reduce the deficit? (CSE: 2016)
1.Reducing Revenue Expenditure
2.Introducing new welfare scheme
3.Rationalizing subsidies
4.Reducing import duties
Select the correct answer using the code below
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1,2,3 and 4

Q.8) The establishment of ‘Payment Banks’ is being allowed in India to promote financial inclusion. Which of the following statements is/are correct in this context? (CSE: 2016)
1.Mobile telephone companies and supermarket chains that are owned and controlled by residents are eligible to be promoters of Payment Banks.
2.Payment Banks can issue both credit cards and debit cards
3.Payment banks cannot undertake lending activities.
Select the correct answer using the code given below
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 only
d) 1,2 and 3


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